20 December 2007, 17:50

Karpova: recognition by Patrushev of special agents' blunders at Dubrovka terror act is a lie

Tatiana Karpova, head of the "Nord-Ost" public organization, has stated that the words of Nikolai Patrushev, Director of the FSB (Federal Security Bureau of Russia), who gave his comments on the act at the Dubrovka Theatrical Centre in Moscow, cannot be true.

"The gas that they applied at storming the 'Nord-Ost' has no antipoison at all," Ms Karpova has stated. "Therefore, Patrushev's words cannot be true. He said that special services had prepared the required amount of antipoison, even more, but people who were under stress 'sometimes were not able to explain whether the antipoison had been injected into them or not'."

In the opinion of Tatiana Karpova, Patrushev's confession "is just senseless." She said that the preparation named nalaxon, which had helped to save a certain number of hostages, was not a real antipoison. It was selected experimentally, without any participation of FSB employees, the Kasparov.Ru reports.

We note here that Tatiana Karpova has reiterated that the "Nord-Ost" organization will continue to strive for criminal trial of the members of the special operation headquarters and on Mr Patrushev personally.

We remind you that on December 19 the First TV Channel showed a documentary, in which Nikolai Patrushev for the first time admitted mistakes in the operation on releasing hostages, who had been captured by terrorists at the Dubrovka Moscow Theatrical Centre in 2002.

According to Patrushev, the special operation had caused no problems with power agents. However, at liquidation of consequences of the terror act "a failure happened" because of the panic, therefore, the help was rendered not to all hostages.

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